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Born: 23 April 1984
Birthplace: Linkoping, Sweden.
College: Arizona State University
Resides: Gothenburg, Sweden.
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 0
Other wins: 3
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: No
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Niklas has been somewhat of a journeyman until relatively recently and golf fans must be wondering where he has been after a strong finish to 2020. He turned pro in 2007 and has bounced back and forth between the Challenge Tour, European Tour and NGL Tour, where he won two events in 2017.
Niklas earned his European Tour card for 2019. He only managed two top 10's that season but earned his card again for 2020, where he has been much improved. He capped off 2020 with finishes of 8-11-9. It wouldn't be a massive surprise to see Niklas bag his maiden European Tour win in 2021, probably at a course where he can use his power with wide fairways.
Pressure Performance Analysis
We have set his GBC Pressure Performance Rating to ⭐⭐⭐. Niklas has shown he is better coming from off the pace.
➖ Finished 9th in the final round of the Cyprus Showdown where the last 16 all started at level par.
❌ Started 2 shots behind George Coetzee at the Portugal Masters and shot 70 to finish 6 shots behind Coetzee who shot 66.
✅ Came from way off the pace in Qatar, posting a 65 to miss out on a playoff by one shot.
Time of the year
In the Middle East - Lemke had a 3rd in Qatar and a 8th in Dubai in 2020, then another 9th in Qatar in 2021.
Niklas has proved he can appear he can place after a missed cut. In 2020, he finished 3rd in Qatar, 6th in Portugal and 9th in Cyprus on the back of a MC.
Goes Well Fresh
Both top 10's in 2020 came after weeks off.
Events to back Lemke
9th and 3rd in his last two starts here and plays well in the Middle East in general.
Won two playoffs on the NGL Tour.